Cattle veterinarian recommend Nuflor, according to Internet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, because it is a:
- Fast-acting antibiotic with bacteria-killing concentrations in lungs 30 minutes after administration
- Lipophilic antibiotic that quickly penetrates healthy and diseased lung tissue
- Bactericidal antibiotic proven to kill two major BRD bacteria within 24 hours
- Broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against the major bacterial causes of BRD
- Efficacious BRD therapy with an excellent susceptibility profile.
Time-kill studies have shown BACTERICIDAL (bacteria-killing) activity by florfenicol
- Successful treatment of BRD starts with early identification of the affected animal. this is easier said than done. Normal cattle behavior is to mask any signs of disease to prevent the animal from becoming easy prey to carnivores. Cattle do this very efficiently. By the time the experienced human eye detects that something is not right, the animal may already well be three to four days into the disease process.
- When a feedlot animal showing clinical signs – increased respiratory rate, nasal discharge, coughing, depression is pulled into the hospital, its feed intake is generally decreased. decreased appetite is one of the first signs of BRD, which can be difficult to gauge in commercial feeding operations.
- Often, when the decision to treat an animal has been made, the Brd process is already in an advanced stage. this calls for speed of action by both the human and the antibiotic, which is critical in minimizing the damage caused by viruses, bacteria and inflammation within the bovine lung.
- The primary reason for treatment failure is a late pull. the early administration of an antibiotic and the speed of that drug reaching the lungs are essential when we are treating Brd. the fact that bacterial Brd populations double every 30 minutes is another reason to choose a fast-acting antibiotic.
- Nuflor is a time-dependent antibiotic that reaches therapeutic concentrations in lung tissue within 30 minutes!